This post provides insight to the question “Should I consent to have my case before a magistrate judge in federal court?” by examining the office of a magistrate judge and what it means to consent to the magistrate’s jurisdiction.

A two-part resource about how to request attorney fees at the Colorado Court of Appeals, focusing on the required procedure for doing so.

A multi-chapter resource about when to file a cert petition, looking at how to evaluate factors that may it more likely for cert to be granted, as well as the strategy of filing for cert.

What are my odds of winning on appeal? Telios Law explains how standards of review used in appellate courts may help figure out the odds of reversal on appeal.

A multi-chapter resource about the pros and cons of handling the appeal yourself as trial counsel, handing the case over to appellate counsel, and whether there is any better solution.

At the Colorado Court of Appeals, any party can ask for the chance to present their case before the court at oral argument. But should you? While ultimately the decision whether oral argument is granted is up to the court, the initial decision of whether to ask in the first place brings up an even bigger topic. Does oral argument really ever makes a difference in the case?

Waiving an argument on appeal is usually a bad thing. Here are seven things NOT to do if you want to set your case up for success on appeal. We’ve also included some practice tips to help avoid these pitfalls in future cases.

The Colorado Supreme Court has been hard at work, handing down multiple changes to the Colorado Appellate Rules. Some changes were significant. Others were minor. The most notable change to the Colorado Appellate Rules was to Rule 3.4: Appeals from Proceedings in Dependency or Neglect. For cases filed after July 1, 2016, appeals from these proceedings will get a major overhaul. Here are some of the significant changes in the rules.

Should I file an appeal? Many considerations come into play when making this decision, and here are some thoughts that may steer you in the right direction:

Imagine you see the notice come in from the court on your latest case: Defendants’ motion for summary judgment has been granted and your client’s case is dismissed with prejudice. Your client has just lost the entire case—a case that you had litigated well. After dealing with the disappointment and post-judgment motions, you really feel it would be best for you to call it quits.